House Tour: Chesapeake Bay Modern Retreat

House Tour: Chesapeake Bay Modern Retreat

Aaron Able
Jan 18, 2008

This beautiful home nestled in the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland is the weekend retreat of James Woodyard and his girlfriend, Khadeja Salley. Just two hours from Washington D.C., the triple gables of the contemporary home shelter a space divided into three sections...

The 2,800 square feet interior is paired with 4,000 square feet of deck. A Weekend Home That's Straight Out of a Dream, was the HGTV Dream Home for 2002. Mr. Woodyard bought it from the winner, furnishings and all...

Our favorite elements are the contemporary concrete counter tops and tiles combined with the uniquely colored stained pine floor planks (one can see faint hints of reds and blues in the floorboards). Despite the modern architecture, the HGTV furnishings are very traditional and the owner hopes to someday replace the furnishings that came with the house. The only major change Mr. Woodyard has made is the addition of the pool. For the complete collection of images from The New York Times see the slideshow.

Here are images of the home as it appeared from the Dream Home competition, before Mr. Woodyard owned the property:

(Pics: Andrew Councill, HGTV)

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